Greetings from Canada! Just over 6 weeks ago I realised I was significantly B12 deficient despite having serum levels in the 500-800 range. I had classic deficiency symptoms: EXTREME exhaustion (couldn't turn over in bed), hair loss, anxiety, depression, irrational irritability, poor skin, periodic numbness and tingling. I was also experiencing hives.
I started daily sublingual methylcobalamin 5-45mg (yes, milligrams, although I don't do more than 10mg/day now). Within the first 15 minutes of my first dose, I felt tingling throughout my body. My energy is HUGELY returning and I'm minding my folate & potassium.
My 81 year old mum, who is in a facility against my wishes, diagnosed with advanced vascular dementia had much of symptoms historically. Mum "lost her words" 7 weeks ago, and was wheelchair bound and essentially catatonic. I decided to start treating her at the same time and her progress is nothing short of remarkable.
She is speaking in FULL sentences and her strength is returning, and her agitation and irritability are virtually gone, although her memory and cognition still have a SIGNIFICANT way to go. I'm also minding her potassium and folate as well.
I know there is a window before permanent damage, but I'm wondering if anyone else has any experience with someone seemingly so far gone. There are days when it doesn't seem far fetched that she could (mostly) recover based on her progress this far.
I'm interested in hearing your stories.